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oslo in nc    Posted 12-31-2004 at 03:41:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife and I have decided to quit smoking. I quit last New Years Eve for eight months. Now we are going to do it for good. Figure we'll save about $4,200 in 2005. I have other resolutions, but don't think you want to hear them, besides I don't really make New Years resolutions. This just happens to be a convenient date to begin or quit something. That way it's easier for me to remember how long I've been at it.

Happy New Year
Paul D.


James(Ga)    Posted 12-31-2004 at 14:48:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

Paul,Happy new year to you and good luck for quitting smokeing,i laid mine down in 1965, had a hard time of it but never have picked one up since. Now this year i intend to lose 58 pounds and already started.Make me give update this time next year. James


oslo in nc    Posted 12-31-2004 at 16:56:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
James; Good luck on your weight loss plan. I, too, have to loose some weight. This is gonna be a tough year, giving up ciggies, loosing weight, and kicking a few (4) sister's in laws collective rears. The first two will be easy but the later, although more difficult, will offer more pleasure when done. Don't get me started. lol

I hope you have a pleasant New Years Eve.




KellyGa    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:10:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
My New Years Resolution is to MOVE!!!! LOL


Les    Posted 12-31-2004 at 05:54:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good luck to you both! Try putting the money aside every day that you would have spent on the smokes and see how fast it builds up. Give yourselves a treat in a few months or wait until the end of the year and do something really big.


Alias    Posted 12-31-2004 at 05:26:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Luck to you and your wife. But, just remember, if one falls off the wagon, it's not a reason for the other to follow.

Now, the reason I'm mentioning this is because, if you turn it into a contest to see who can go the longest without smoking, it's for the wrong reason. Just stay positive and supportive of each other. For, if it becomes a grudge thing, you will be wasting your time and all your efforts will be in vain.

Now, I know you can do it because I did. Of course, I had some devine help in the process...gfp


deadcarp    Posted 12-31-2004 at 05:06:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
here's a couple of tips - don't just save the money - buy a toy with it. every time i see my weedwacker & leafblower in the garage, those yellow things remind me that smoking's expensive. they cost about a month's cigarettes.

sadly, it wasn't enough. neither was the first stroke. i'm recovering from my second one though, so i know all about the effects only nurses see. messing my own pants, drooling, breathing peoblems and choking on everything. then you cry at every little thing and you're in the dam way and too slow and grouchy and ..... and the world expands beyond you. i know it's selfish to point out but it's not your property or taxes or bills or guns or van anymore, somebody else uses them & winterized them.
besides the $40/pack including health, there's a lot of smoking costs people don't think about. you know what i miss most? walking. i've been many times known to ask the driver to take it slow along here, i don't get to see it much. :)



Donna from Mo    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those of us who can still walk, albeit painfully, had better take every step we can, while we can. Thanks for reminding me how much worse off I could be; I'm not getting any younger, and who knows what tomorrow may bring.


mojo    Posted 12-31-2004 at 06:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those meds can really mess with you. Theres nothing in the world I've got to be sad about (other than parents passing too soon), but I'd just get hit like I'd just heard of my folks passing. An overwhelming gut-wrenching feeling of complete hopelessness. I can see how it could really play with someones mind whose circumstances aren't as rosy as mine. Not long ago a neighbor did himself in because of meds, just lost sight of the big picture. His family are the ones suffering now, and he'd worked his whole life protecting them from such pain.
Hang in there, keep busy (wished I'd done more with making miniture farm implements!), and keep your eye on the whole picture.

mojo
mdw


Hawk    Posted 12-31-2004 at 04:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

i wish you the very best of luck! its a nasty habit that i have had for way too long and also need to kick.


mojo    Posted 12-31-2004 at 03:53:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congradulations! At least this time you know what you're up against! I haven't had a cigarette since november and haven't really had a problem with it. Hope it goes as well for you and the wife.

mojo
mdw


deadcarp    Posted 12-31-2004 at 05:13:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
congratulations - august 26 was my last smoke. i do miss one at times but they got enough of me.


Betty Oh    Posted 12-31-2004 at 04:33:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good idea and a nice time to start.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AND MAY YOU ALL BE SAFE HEALTHY AND HAPPY


Randy    Posted 12-31-2004 at 06:43:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
To shave and get a hair cut. But I've broken that one for the last 25 years. This year doesn't look good either!


Zenia    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:17:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Picturing you with a beard and hair that has been growing for 25 years without cutting gave me a giggle! I'm sure you didn't mean it like that. Unless.... you hair is really, really long? ; )


~Lenore    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Zenia, you have not been observing Randy, I notice.
Randy has dreadlocks and a beard!! 25 years worth;
you can just imagine.

As far as I know this is not Randy, no beard. LOL


Randy    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
And that guy is way too good looking. I wouldn't hide my face with a beard either if I was that pretty.


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